2003 With a Power Commander

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ronjons, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. ronjons

    ronjons New Member

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    Last year I installed a Power Commander on my 03 Ultra Classic. A month ago I made a trip from Alabama to Michigan an back and never had any trouble, until 2 weeks ago I rode to work and a back and about a mile from home my bike went dead. Like someone pulled the battery. Dashboard went out and the bike quit running. Waited 5 minutes the radio came back on and it fired back up and I rode it home. Has anyone ever heard of that happening? I was wondering if the Power Commander might of had something to do with it. It hasn't done it sense. I have it at the dealer checking it out but there not finding any problems.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Check battery cables a power commander wont cause the dash to go dead or main circuit breaker overheated if it has one
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2009
  3. 2000classic

    2000classic Active Member

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    Sounds more like the main circuit breaker overheated. Reset after it cooled down.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    ETY2KRK Member

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    suggest you check out the starter relay, it may be headed south on you, that was the cause of a similar problem i had with my '00 RK several years ago. The onboard computer constantly monitors everything, and if it finds a problem, it will shut down. kinda scary when it shuts down at 50mph isn't it!!
     
  6. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    +1 on the main breaker; common on the earlier FLs. The breaker is exposed to fairly high heat and over time, loses efficiency. A 30A breaker can deteriorate so that less than the design capacity will trip.
     
  7. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    there is a factory recall on main circut breakers for that year bike.Have your dealer do a vin search and get it replaced at no charge.
     
  8. ronjons

    ronjons New Member

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    I had the recall done 5 years ago. I got it back from the dealer yesterday and had them replace the main circuit breaker. It was only a couple of bucks. They never did find anything. So far so good:)